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    7 Acres of Bare Land Overlooking Arrow Lake - Galena Bay, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 24071

    Galena Bay - 7 secluded acres overlooking Arrow Lake. Building site leveled and prepped with concrete garage foundation, dual access driveway, and coniferous trees. Crown land access on north and west. ‘Hot Springs and Recreation Central’.


    6.8 acres

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    Nestled within a private and secluded setting, this 7-acre parcel transports you to tranquility and peace simply by stepping from your vehicle. Routes from the north or south afford views of lakes and mountains, begging you to slow down and enjoy the ride!

    The property predominantly supports coniferous trees, mossy forest floor, and sparkling mica rocks. Sloping gently upward from 492 m on the south road frontage, the property reaches 520 m on the northern boundary. A well-defined trail leads northward from the building site up and onto Crown land.

    A building site has been prepped and is ready for your creative vision to provide views of Arrow Lake. The concrete garage foundation is completed—a bonus jump start on your dream project. The dual-access driveway provides plentiful room for larger vehicles and trailers to enter and exit on separate roads. Electricity is connected with an on-site pole and a drilled well 180 feet deep with a reported 7.5 gallon per minute flow. Hill Creek Road is maintained year-round to a point just past the property.

    The sandy beach, a mere 5-minute stroll away, is ideal for picnics, swimming, and relaxing. Please see location under Maps and Plans.

    With two of the property lines abutting Crown Land, access to wildlife and backcountry pursuits are right at the ‘doorstep’.


    698 Hill Creek Road - Galena Bay, BC


    From the junction of Highways 23 and 31, head north on Highway 31 toward Trout Lake. In 8 km turn left onto Hill Creek Road. Follow for 4.4 km, the driveway is on the right (just past the 4 km sign).

    Area Data

    Galena Bay lies on the eastern shore of Upper Arrow Lake on the northern edge of the Selkirk Valley in the Kootenays Region. Galena Bay serves as the eastern terminal of the Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry services Highway 23 and the western terminus of Shelter Bay.

    Galena is a tranquil unincorporated village with most homes in private settings, up and around the northern bay area. Sandy beaches and brilliant views of sparkling Arrow Lake add to the allure of residing, holidaying in summer cabins or simply recreating in this quiet setting. Fishing and boating right from the lake's edge via the community launch, off the shores, mooring buoy, or private dock give quick year-round access.

    Arrow Lakes Reservoir is nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains and stretches over 230 km from Revelstoke to Castlegar. Originally two separate lakes, the Arrow Lakes became one with the construction of the Keenleyside Dam in the 1960s. At low water levels, the two lakes become separated, although remain connected by a section known as the Narrows. Narrow strips of beach varying in width (depending on lake level) are interspersed with rocky headlands and steep cliffs along the shorelines. These give way to heavily forested mountainsides that rise rapidly to elevations averaging 2,500 metres on the west and 2,700 metres on the east.

    The closest village of Trout Lake is home to some 40 permanent residents. The general store/gas station provides the opportunity to stock up on basic amenities and fishing supplies. Their community hall has a large fully equipped kitchen and is often host to local activities including potluck dinners, game nights, and arts and craft shows.

    The vibrant Village of Nakusp with a population of just over 1,600, is only a 45-minute drive to the south and offers plenty of supply options, services, and a hospital. The quaint downtown has a museum, art gallery, many eateries, and eclectic shops. Nakusp Music Fest is the largest classic rock festival in the interior of British Columbia. The family-oriented outdoor 3-day music festival is held annually in mid-July in sunny Downtown Nakusp, featuring around 20 bands, two stages, beer gardens, a Vendor Village, and a Kid Zone.


    Galena Bay is a launching point to a smorgasbord of recreation opportunities including snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, boating/watersports, fishing, hot springs, biking, and hiking, as far as your adventurous spirit requires! With two of the property lines abutting Crown land, access to wildlife and BC wilderness is right at the doorstep.

    Winter sports including sledding, snowshoeing, and heli-skiing are easily reached in the surrounding area’s Trout Lake. Revelstoke Mountain Resort, known for its record-breaking snowfall, and diverse terrain is sought after for alpine skiing and snowboarding along with a plethora of other snowy activities. A soak in nearby hot springs may be on the menu after a day full of outdoor activity!

    Hot Springs

    There are many hot springs within the Kootenays—famous for their therapeutic and medicinal benefits. A few sites are worth a few extra details as they are within reasonable proximity of Galena Bay.

    Halcyon Hot Springs
    A short 23 km south of Galena, Halcyon Hot Springs is the closest soothing mineral waters to soak in. There is a variety of hot, warm, and cold dunk pools for cryo-therapy, and a splash park for kids.

    Halfway Hot Springs
    Aptly named, Halfway Hot Springs is about halfway between Galena Bay and Nakusp. Surrounded by natural beauty, a soak in these rustic non-commercial pools may be what suits your fancy. (Road access is also rustic).

    Nakusp Hot Springs
    A 45-minute drive, Nakusp Hot Springs is community-owned and operated. Two pools are fed by water from natural mineral springs set in the forest away from the pools. They also claim the ‘cleanest and clearest’ hot springs—worth checking out.


    Galena Bay was formerly called Thumb Bay, as it had the appearance of a giant thumb on early maps but was renamed Galena Bay by 1890. Significant mining of the mineral galena occurred in this area. In 1897, a townsite called Rosenheim was cleared, and the elegant Hotel Rosenheim was constructed, along with a school.

    There were plans for a railway linking Camborne, northeast of Galena, and Trout Lake, southeast of Galena, but the project evaporated within a year due to fires and other tragedies. Despite this misfortune, a short rail line was built to bring the giant old-growth cedar, fir, hemlock, spruce, and white pine logs down the mountain to mills in Galena Bay and a cedar shake mill. The roadbed can still be seen in several parts of Galena Bay and on the hillside above the community.

    In 1967-1968, BC Hydro raised the lake about 50 metres to create a reservoir as part of the Columbia River Treaty with the United States of America. This necessitated relocating the highway to a new grade above the town, on a straight line towards Trout Lake. The new highway was completed in 1973 with a turn-off to a new ferry landing down the shoreline from Galena Bay.

    Map Reference

    50°40'18.22"N and 117°51'28.24"W


    • Power connected
    • Drilled well
    • Telephone available


    • Cleared building site
    • Concrete garage foundation
    • Dual driveway access
    • Drilled well
    • Power/telephone pole

    Tax Details

    Not assessed for 2024, newly subdivided.


    Residential - Low Density


    Lot 1 District Lot 8407 Kootenay District Plan EP123942
    PID 031-897-061

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.